With the Winter Olympics now in full swing, Vancouver writer, filmmaker, and musician Aaron Chan reads the second of six love letters to Russia.
In the coming days, as the Olympics continue, the remaining video letters will be released, written and read by Charles Demers, C. E. Gatchalian, Nicola Harwood and David C. Jones. The video series is curated by C. E. Gatchalian with videography by Geoff Peters and produced through the frank theatre company.
“You might think I’m just saying this, but I always thought Russia was kinda cool. When I was young, I used to play a game called Mario is Missing and that was how I first learned about St. Basil’s Cathedral and the little onion tops, Lenin’s Tomb (although I didn’t really know who this Lenin guy was), and the Bolshoi Ballet. After playing that game, I really wanted to visit Russia. Also, I was sure my relatives in China could see you from their houses, so that made us neighbours.” – Aaron Chan